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20 October, 2017

An Introduction To North Haven Yacht Club Moorings 

Here at North Haven we have four blocks of moorings. The block license is number 12 so all mooring numbers begin with 12-. Your mooring number should be displayed on the transom in figures at least 5 cm high in accordance with Poole Harbour Commissioners rulings, for example NHYC 12-K11.  POOLE should also be displayed on your transom.

 

As we are a self-help club you are expected to visually inspect your mooring chain at least twice during the season for obvious signs of wear. If there is any wear or anything you are unsure about then contact the Mooring Officer as soon as possible and any problems will be quickly fixed. 

 

The moorings are refurbished each year by the Mooring Officer and his assistants. This usually takes place in February / March.  All shackles are seized or moused with Monel wire. This is an alloy and should not be confused with stainless steel. If stainless steel is used then electrolysis will occur much more quickly, weakening the mooring.

 

As for using your mooring safely and sensibly, you must NEVER use the pick-up buoy rope to moor your boat. It simply is not meant for that. Also, you should not extend the length of your mooring as you are likely to swing and cause damage to your own and nearby boats. The Club is in no way held responsible if this occurs

 

All the moorings have a top loop formed by shackling the chain back on to itself. The size of this loop can be adjusted to suit the deck fitting used. This is the only change that should be made to a mooring without consulting the Mooring Officer.

 

If a rope strop is preferred to a top chain then you must consult with the Mooring Officer and ask for the top chain to be removed. You must supply your own rope strop but the Mooring Officer will fit it if requested

 

NUMBERS 12-A001 TO 12-A10 INCLUSIVE

 

These are close to the shore and are for LIGHT WEIGHT BOATS ONLY at ALL times.

They are on individual sinkers with the following make up:-

Pick-up buoy attached with blue polypropylene rope

Top chain 10mm - 2 metre long with top loop.

Shackle

Swivel

Shackle

Bottom chain 16mm - 2.5 metre long

Shackle

Sinker

 

NUMBERS 12-A11 TO 12-M13 INCLUSIVE

 

These moorings are on "Trots" that is, each individual one is shackled to a heavy ground chain, which is anchored at each end by heavy Rond Anchors. Almost all moorings dry out at M.L.W.S and most vessels ground at M.L.W.N.

The moorings are made up as follows:-

Pick-up buoy attached with blue polypropylene rope

Top chain 10mm - 2.3 metre long with top loop.

Shackle

Swivel

Shackle

Bottom chain 20mm - 3.4 metre long 

Double Shackle

Ground chain

 

NUMBERS 12-T01 TO 12-T11 INCLUSIVE

 

Our eleven deep water moorings are serviced annually by a local contractor and are supplied with a top chain from the top of a Hippo buoy. A purpose-made strop provided by the boat owner can be attached to the top of the Hippo buoy if preferred.

 

NUMBERS 12-Q1 TO 12-Q11 INCLUSIVE

 

Our 11 mid- water moorings are serviced annually by the Club and are supplied with a top chain from the top of a Hippo buoy. A purpose-made strop provided by the boat owner can be attached to the top of the Hippo buoy if preferred.